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Stay Off the Fence!

Thursday, August 30

Read

Revelation 3:16, “But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!”

Think

“Lukewarm living makes God want to spew!”

Our verse for today is very graphic! It reveals how God feels when we sit on the fence of living life for him. Some translations of today’s verse say God “vomits” when he sees his people straddling the fence, void of commitment to either side.

Isn’t it interesting that God would rather us be hot or cold for him over being lukewarm? God doesn’t want to see us waffle and waver between following him then not following him. He wants us to make a choice and stand by it.

Let’s get personal and practical for a moment. Do you act one way on weekdays then another way on Sundays? That’s being lukewarm. Consistency is something God models all through Scripture and he wants us to have the courage to consistently follow his biblical principles, even when it’s not the popular thing to do.

Do you live a lukewarm life? Turn up the temperature and be consistent on a daily basis with God. Crawl down from that fence and take a stand on God’s side with confidence, consistency and conviction!

Act

Today, ask God to make you aware of times that you are tempted to be lukewarm when God wants you to be hot. Make the hard decision, the right decision, and see how it fuels you to get off the fence in other situations, too!

Pray

Heavenly Father, give me the courage to be bold and always take a stand for what’s right in Your eyes. Whenever I’m tempted to straddle the fence, remind me that’s the worst place I can be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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